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The Decoblock is a construction that was specially developed for hanging up art prints . It is used to hang up art prints (and posters ) made of paper without a frame. Since it is not uncomplicated to put pictures on the wall without a frame , a stretcher frame is used for paintings . Here, the canvas is stretched over the frame so that an inner frame construction is created. Understandably, however, it is not possible to stretch paper art prints. Accordingly, the functionality of the decoblock is based on that of the stretcher, but differs in a few key points. Because while a canvas is stretched on the stretcher frame so that it can then be painted and, if necessary, re-stretched, an art print is laminated onto the deco block and then laminated . One advantage of the Decoblock compared to the stretcher frame results automatically from this production method: In contrast to a canvas, the art print remains smooth, does not wrinkle and does not sag.


A decoblock ultimately consists of two main components: the frame structure and the fixing plate. Both components are usually made of wood. Due to the two-part design, the frame structure is adapted directly to the later desired image size and then fixed, i.e. H. not changeable, anchored. Then the fixation plate is clamped and fastened.

Covering / fixing and sealing the picture

An art print is now laminated onto the fixing plate on the finished decoblock. The print is then sealed using a lamination process and the surface is refined . Finally, the outer edge of the deco block can be varnished , decorated or painted in order to visually encompass the picture.